The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has decided to hold its Special National Convention in Abuja.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the opposition party’s presidential candidate will be chosen in a national convention on May 28 and 29, 2022.
Debo Ologunagba, a spokesperson for the PDP, told Newsmen that the party’s NWC decided to conduct the convention in Abuja following significant considerations and talks.
However, Ologunagba stated that the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will certify the convention’s location during its meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
He said: “We have decided to hold the convention, where our candidate will emerge, in Abuja. That was where the National Working Committee chose, but the National Executive Committee will ratify it at our meeting on Wednesday.”
The party’s leadership is said to have rebuffed attempts by several of the hopefuls to conduct the convention in their chosen states or places that they deem safe.
Several interests were reportedly turned down by the party’s NWC before they arrived in Abuja for the conference.
Further, Ologunagba told PDP members and supporters that the party leadership would not be prejudiced in favor of any of the candidates, and that all candidates would be treated equally.
The PDP spokeswoman said that the party’s leadership has no favorites, emphasizing that all of the candidates are well-known PDP members.
He said, “We are going to be fair to all. We have no candidate among the aspirants. They are all distinguished members of our party, who have done well for the party and the country.
“In all the positions they have held, they have done well. We will work together and send the incompetent All Progressives Congress out of power.”
Aspirants screened by the party include former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate Presidents, Bukola Saraki and Pius Anyim, Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom).
Others are Peter Obi, Ayo Fayose, Dele Momodu, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, Sam Ohuabunwa, Ugwu Okwudili, Chikwendu Kalu, Ndukwe Cosmos, Nwachukwu Amakwenze and Mrs Oliver Tariela Diana.
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